No matter how positive a person you may be, or working to be, we all have phases that get the best of us; phases where we don’t feel our best in, overthink, complain, let things spiral off control, have one bad day after the other, get overwhelmed, get lazy, or just let negativity hover in our heads. We are all humans after all, and cannot be in our best forms all the time. However, it is important that we deal with negative emotions and phases when we realize it, instead of just letting it pass, hoping it will disappear someday. If we aren’t careful enough, it can soon get the best of us, silently. So, how do you deal with negativity that arises from within, that brings unpleasant changes out? Simply put, what do you do when you don’t feel like yourself?
The answer lies in a much advocated, simple exercise – Journaling!
Admitted, journaling can sound like a task, especially since the very idea makes you think of it as an activity that needs time and patience every day. No, you don’t have to do it every day, nor do you need a bunch of beautiful stationery (wouldn’t hurt though) to get started. All you need to do is scribble! Pick a book, or a piece of paper, and scribble everything in your mind. When you physically write down everything that’s going on in your head, you dump some off that negativity on to paper, making place for better emotions in your head. Dumping your thoughts on paper will also let you look at them with a more reasonable approach. You can also try doing this on bad days, when things seem to go wrong, one after the other. Simply write down everything that went wrong, how you reacted to it, and what would you do differently if it were in your control, to avoid letting the same things happen again. The fact that you don’t have to do this every day, but only when you feel unpleasant, takes the intimidation of committing to something.
So all it takes is a pen and paper, to deal with negativity. Who would have known it would be this easy, and from my experience I’d say, highly effective too!